1997 Ford F-150 Tires problems & defects.

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If you are driving a 1997 Ford F-150, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Tires problems and defects. Total reports: 166.

Tires Used On This Model Truck Resulted In Truck Floating And Wandering Once Driven Through Water. The Tires Outer Edge Don’t Allow Water To Escape, With Edge Closed. Please Describe Details.*ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Tires Have Very Poor Traction, Hydroplane Easily On Wet Pavement, Even At Low Speeds. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTSX0769VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19960302. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Wrong Type Of Tires Installed On Vehicle, Causing Vehicle To Shift From Side To Side.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX17W4VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUSSEX, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Nov 19, 1996

General Tire Blew Out (p23570r15).

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF186XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GROVER, CO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Feb 06, 1997

Firestone – Wilderness Tires Cause Vehicle To Slide When Making A Turn On Snowy Or Slippery Roads.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX17W3VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ILION, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

While Driving On A Dirt Road At 35 Mph, The Left Rear Tire Blew Out. In Addition, Rear Frame Was Bent Because Three Dealers Had Modified Truck By Putting On Overloads. Also, Rear Springs/shocks Were Defective/leaking. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1864VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KALISPELL, MT. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Sept 01, 1996

ford F150 1997, Firestone P23570r16, At Approx. 60-65mph Experienced Tires Hydroplaning On Wet Pavement, Vehicle Tends To Erractly Skip Over Puddles Of Water, Causing Momentary Loss Of Vehicle Control. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEF17L5VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEELYTON, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

While Driving At 55 Mph, Blew A Tire And Had Direct Frontal Collision And Both Airbags Did Not Deploy. Insurance Company States That There Is No Defect With The Sensor. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CARTERSVILLE, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.

May 27, 1997

The P25570r16 Tire On The Front Rear Right Has Blown Out Twice In The Course Of 2 Weeks. The Tire Is New And Splits Down The Middl Newest Tire Put On 2weeks Ago Only Has 60% Of The Tire Left. *ak A Goodyear Tire Blew Out Tow Weeks After Purchase. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):IFTEX17LXVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRYCEVILLE, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 19961031. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 23, 1997

Continental General Tire Failed, Causing Front Fender To Be Damage.

0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OGDENSBURG, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Goodyear Wrangler (rt/5) 17″ Tire Blew Out, These Tires Are Not Recommended For Off Road Trucks.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L3VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FILLEY, NE. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 25, 1997

Two General Tire Blow Outs.

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765UK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DRURY, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960216. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

While Driving The Right Front Tire Came Off, Cause Unknown. Please Provide Any Details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1760VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in METAIRIE, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

May 24, 1998

While Driving The Truck At 68 Mph, The Right Front Tire On The Passenger’s Side Separated From The Axle. Driver Lost Control Of The Truck And Crashed Into The Side Of A Tracker Trailer. The Dealer/manufacturer Have Been Notified About The Prolbem. The Truck Has Not Been Repaired. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SPENCER, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 29, 1998

Tires Prematurely Wearing.firestone Wilderness Ht Size P235/70r16-1045.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX0762VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLONIA, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Tires Continue To Blow Out And Go Flat (continental General Tires P235/ 70r 16 Sl).

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W7VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KAYCEE, WY. Vehicle was purchased on 19970529. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Left Front Tire Fell Off While Driving Under 5 Mph When Making A Turn, And An Accident Occurred. Dealer Is Not Aware Of The Problem.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MERRIMACK, NH. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 19, 1998

General Ameri 550 P236/70rie Tire Blew Out, Due To Inadequate Shield Protection,plastic Well Shield Came Off,vacuum Reserve Box Came Off And The Computer Wire Nurses Switch Unplugged.

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KENNER, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Sept 28, 1998

There Are Bubbles In The Tires That Were Sold With Vehicle. Owner Has Replaced The Tires. Manufacturer Has Been Notified. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17WOVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

No Summary Listed For This Vehicle. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0768VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LISLE, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Tire Was Loosely Installed Resulting In Excessive Wear To The Sidewalls (goodyear Wrangler P225/70r16). Mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTEX18L4VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ATTICA, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Spare Tire Not Of The Same Type As The Other Tires.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0866VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SPRING HILL, KS. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

While Driving At 25 Mph Front Passenger’s Side Tire Came Off, And Consumer Lost Control. Vehicle Skidded And Hit A Telephone Pole. *ak

Vehicle was involved in a crash. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ARKADELPHIA, AR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 20, 1999

Tire Broke Off From The Frame Axle Causing The Vehicle To Spin Resulting In Collision. Yh

1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF17W1VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MANSFIELD, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Vehicle Has Firestone Wilderness Tires Where Every Day Consumer Has To Put Air In. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTAS1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BETHANY, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 19991201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 02, 2000

Friestone Atx Tire Began To Separate At 12,000 Miles. Consumer Had To Have Tires Replaced. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHAGRIN FALLS, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

At 31,500 The Right Rear Tire Developed A Large Blister Where The Tread Was Separating From The Casing. I Replaced The Tire. Less Than 7000 Miles Later The Tread On The Rplacement Tire Separated From The Casing.( Dot Number: Tire Size: 16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KILGORE, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 15, 2000

Poor Quality Tire. Tires Constantly Leaked Air. Worse Tires I Have Ever Owned. I Will Never Pruchase Firestone Tires Again. Looking At The Cnn Artical I See Why I Had So Many Problems With Them. I Also Have A Small Ranger With The Same Tires And I Am Looking For Them To Be Recalled. *ak( Dot Number: )

0 person(s) were injured. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ROUND ROCK, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Both Incidents, Involved The Rear Right Hand Tire Position Located Directly Behind The Exhaust Pipe Exit. In Both Cases 90% Of The Tire Shredded By Itself Down To The Steel Belts. Tires Remained Inflated In Both Cases. Both Tires Had Less Than 20,000 Miles On Them. (one Tire Was A New Replacement From The Manufacturer, The 2nd Was The Original Spare). The 1st Incident Occurred After 20 Miles Highway Travel At 70mph, However The Previous Day The Truck Had Completed 800 Miles Continuous Highway Driving. The 2nd Incident Occurred After 6 Hours Continous Highway Driving At 70mph. In Both Cases The Incident Began With Severe “felt-like” Wheel Wobble, Then Immediate Severe Jolting And Lurching Of The Truck Across The Highway Lanes Out Of Control. Fortunately No Accident Occured And I Stopped Safely. In The 2nd Incident The Shredding Of The Tire Also Ripped Out The Exhaust Barckets, Bent The Exhaust Pipe Downwards (required Re-bending To Obtain Decent Road Clearance). I Reported The Incident To ford Customer Service. I Replaced Both Rear Tires With New Firestone Wilderness Tires At ford. I Am Now Deeply Worried That This Will Occur Again, And To Add Insult To Injury I Hear There Are Now Reports Of Firestone Wilderness Tires Shedding. Is There A Connection Between General Tires And Firestone, Both Supplied By ford? Is There A Conection With The Exhaust Exhiting Directly In Front Of The Tire Causing Severe Over Heating Of The Tire? I Shal Be Replacing The Exhaust With A Rear Exit Exhaust At Mullinax..*ak( Dot Number: A308443276 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DAVIE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

May 01, 2000

Initial Tire Seperated And Caused Loss Of Control On Hwy Between Ft. Stoketon, Tx And Carlsbad, Nm. Replaced With Spare. Two Tires Partial Seperated On Or Shortly After Trip Back To San Antonio. All Five Tires Replaced With Michelin *ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: Oem )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 01, 1999

At About 18,000 Miles One Of The Front Tires That Had Been Patched Prior To My Purchase Split At The Patch (about The Center Of The Tread) So Replaced Both Front Tires At This Time As Reccommended By Firestone Dealer. This Was A Slow Developing Problem.. Slow Leak. Within 10 Days Replaced One Of These. Sidewall Split After Barely Brushing A Curb. When I Say Barely Brushing, Those Rubber Nipples On New Tires Were Not Even Rubbed Off. About April Of 2000 I Suffered A High Speed Blowout (65 Mph) In One Of The Rear Tires. Total Mileage About 23000. Still A Lot Of Tread Left On The Rear Tires And Front Ones Like New… I Chose To Replace All 4 At That Time Due To Fears For My Safety. Dealers Claimed All Problems Were Road Hazards And Not Under Any Warranty. I Am 48 Years Old And Have Been Driving Since Age16. Many Of Those Years Were On The Road Sales With As Much As 55000 Miles/yr. I Have Never… Repeat Never Had To Replace A Tire Before The Tread Wore Out.( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P235 70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WARMINSTER, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 19980701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

June 01, 1999

8/10/00 ’97 ford F150 4×2 Supercab W/firestone Wilderness Ht P235/70r16ol Inspected By Firestone @ 5417 Mcardle In Cc Texas Found 1 Tire W/thread Separation. Told This Tire Was Not Under Recall Notice & Questioning Why Not. This Is The Number On The Bad Tire U9766exbm08945-3 These Are The Numbers For The Other Tires Including Spare: U9762exbm08945-3; 25324gx8m08945-3; U9988exbm12656 (this One Made In Canada All Others Made In Usa) Firestone Dealer Only Would Give Me Any Adjustment For The One Bad Tire & Said This Was In No Way Connected With The Present Firestone Tire Recall. Was Told Not To Worry About These Ht Tires. Have Always Checked Psi @ 32 To 35 & Rotated Tires Every 6000 Miles & As A Owner Of A ford Vehicle W/firestone Wilderness Ht Tires This Problem Should Be Investigated Further.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1765VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 10, 2000

Tire Seperation— While Driving Noticed A Tremendous Vibration— Upon Inspection Noticed A Large “dip” In Tire Tread, After Jacking Up Truck The Dip Would Bulge Out Durring Acceleration–was Told By Asst. Manager Of S&s Tire That The Ply Had Seperated And That I Was Real Lucky To Have Made It In( Dot Number: Tire Size: 26575r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1864VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WINCHESTER, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

June 01, 2000

The Crack Is Growing Daily And Will Eventually Damage The Door So That It Cannot Be Opened In Am Emergency. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1868VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WESTFIELD, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 01, 1999

During Vacation 2 Tires Had Tread Separation During Trip Over Mtn Passes In Co After Being In Ar & Tx. Tires Were Removed Before Any Incident. Still Have Tires. This Is The 3rd Set Of Original Style Of Tires That This Has Happened To Since Buying The Truck New In 1996.( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: 235/70r16 )

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 06, 2000

One Tire Delaminated At High Speed. Filed Claim With Firesrtone For Replacing Tire & Repair Of Trck Damage. They Did So Under Firestone Incident #018399. While Claim Beng Processed, About A Week Later We Noticed Two More Tires With Metal Wires Poking Thru Sides Of Tread. Tok Truck To Irestone Store Tucson, Az. Emplyee Aware Of My Prior Claim, And At That Point He Relaced 3 More Tires (the 2 With Metal Showing + Other One Then In Use. We Had No Injury, I Got No Hassle From Firestone. Only Recently Was I Aware Of Extent Of Firestone Tire Problems. The Point Of My Report Is To Alert You That Sixteen ” Tires, (we Had P235/70rx16sl Tires) Are Also A Problem. I Recetly Reported This To ford Motors. Reply From Them Was General In Nature, But They Told Me To Be Sure Tires Are Properly Inflated. I Maintain These Tires As I Have Other In The 50 Years I Have Owned Vehicles And Never Before Have I Experienced A Tire Delaimnation As We Did With These Firestone Wilderness Tires. A Concern We Now Have Is The Tires Were Replaced With Other Wlderness “ht” Tires.ee.( Dot Number: )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1765VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SCOTTSDALE, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Aug 01, 1999

All 4 Oem Tires Were Replaced At Firestone Dealer Suggestion Within 15-18k Miles. Visual Cracks In Tread Body And 1 Premature Midbody Road Failure With No Observable Road Hazard. Within The Next 15-18k The Next Set Of 4 Replacement Ht’s Were Replaced. Now With Approx. 35k On The Third Set Of Ht’s An Independent Shop (non-firestone) Has Diagnosised A Significant Pull To The Right As “tire Pull” Indicating Possible Cord To Body Slippage. All Failures And Replacements Have Been In West Texas With High Ambient Temperatures.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17LOVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 03, 1997

Tires Peel Off Also On My P235/70r16 I Turn Them Into Firestone Centers Store # 029386 Which Cause Me An Accident On I-75 Accident Report No #00-03-0004964 Fhp.( Dot Number: 864180 Tire Size: P235/75r16 )

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRADENTON, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

June 19, 2000

Our ford F150 Has Been Pulling To The Right. We Carried It To A Tire Dealer For A Front End Alignment In July. Manager Said It Was The Tire. He Could Not Find A Problem With The Alignment. We Spent $45.00. This Was In July. We Did Not Have The Money To Replace The Tires. We Now Do Not Feel Safe With These Tires.( Dot Number: Vn081pt098 Tire Size: P235 70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SUMMERVILLE, SC. Vehicle was purchased on 19990701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Entire Tread/belt Separated From Tire Which Damaged The Fender And Exhaust System Upon Its Departure From The Vehicle.( Dot Number: A308443416 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L2VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MESA, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

May 28, 2000

Tread Separation, All Rubber Peeled Off,this Size Should Be On Recall( Dot Number: Tire Size: 735 70r/16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT APPLICA. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

July 13, 2000

Tread Is Comming Off Tire.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1861VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HYDE PARK, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20000801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 26, 2000

Subject Tire Started To Show Raised Portions And Uneven Wear Of Tread. Then Recently The Raised Bubbles Eroded And Now Showing Steel Cord.( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Aug 29, 2000

My Left Rear Tire Blewout While I Was Driving On I10east In Louisiana And The Beaumont Firestone Dealer Refused To Replace It Without Me Paying Full Price, 1500 Miles, The Dealer Told Me To Go To Any Firestone Dealer, Since My Dealer Is Located Over 100 Miles From Me, The Only Firestone Dealer To Help Me Was In Port Arthur And He Only Charged Me A Percentage For Tire Replacement And I Purchased And Road Hazard Insurance, But Later Decided To Get Rid Of The Tires After Hearing Others Complaint.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P23575r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BEAUMONT, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Nov 15, 1997

The Tire Blew To Pieces.( Dot Number: 104sms Tire Size: P23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF0727VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RICH HILL, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 19990601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Nov 15, 1999

Heading South On I75, Tire Started Feeling Rough. Slowed To 68 Mph. Tire Exploded Leaving Trail Of Black Smoke Near Macon. Took It To Nearest Firestone Dealer On 08/11/00. Told Me It Wasn’t One Of The Tires In Current Recall. Would Order Replacement To Arrive In 6 Days. No Status. Tire Is Still In Bed Of My Truck. Everyone Is Amazed I Didn’t Damage Myself Or Anyone Else. You May Visit, Or Can Upload Photo.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P255/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLLEGE PARK, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19990901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 72 mph.

Aug 03, 2000

While These Are 16″ Tires And H/t’s They Failed Much Like The Stories About The Tires On The ford Explorer. We Were Traveling At 75 Mph Or More When The Lf Front Tire Thread Suddenly Ripped Off And Then The Tire Failed Completely. The Road Was Straight, Traffic Light So We Made It To The Side Safely. The Firestone Dealer Told Me That It Had To Be A Road Hazard. And That There Was No Way It Could Have Been The Fault Of The Tire. I Had To Shell Out For The Replacement Tire And He Sold Me Road Hazard Insurance On All Of Them Tires. I Bet There Are Alot Of Other Folks Like Me Who Trusted Their Dealer And Did Not File Any Complaints!! ford Explorers( Dot Number: ? Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MESA, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Aug 01, 1998

2 Tires Already Seperated,have 1 Seperating On Truck Now-all The Same Make And Size The One Now Is The Third Tire That Seperated( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MARRERO, LA. Vehicle was purchased on 19990701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Aug 23, 2000

I Replaced My Firestone Wilderness At Tires On 7/28/00 Because Of cracks On The Sidewalls (just Prior To Recall). I Showed This To A Service Advisor At Townsend Ma. ford On 9/25/98 But Was Advised ford Does Not Warranty Tires. My Brother-in-law W/same Truck & Tires Blew Out The Sidewalls Of Two Tires While Traveling On Dirt Roads Going To His Camp In Northern Maine. We Both Believe There Is A Defect With The P235/70r16 Series Of Firestone Wilderness Tires. Although They Do Not Qualify For The Current Recall Program, Nor Did They Exhibit The Reported Tread Separation Problem, I Am Convinced The “cracked Sidewall” Issue Should Be Investigated. I Would Like To Be Notified If A Defect Is Verified.( Dot Number: Vn08ipu496 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18L0VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TEMPLETON, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 28, 2000

-right Rear Tire Tread Seperated; Approx. 24 Inches In Length By 4 Inches In Width; Tread Seperated From The Inner Most Load Bearing Area( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEWNAN, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Aug 15, 2000

Pe00-020; Original Equipment On 1997, ford F150 With 50,000 Miles, P 235/70r16 And Dot # W208pt1247. Two Front Tires Were Coming Apart, Tread Was Pulling Apart. Consumer Can Stick Hand Into The Tire That Was Pulling Apart.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FAIRFAX, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971020. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 09, 2000

The Cap Of This Tire Peeled Off While Highway Driving. Do Not Know If These Were Original Tires Or Replacement. Tread On Other Rear Tire Was Worn But Not Bad. We Will Keep The Tire And Pictures.( Dot Number: W208ipt137 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAFAYETTE, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 29, 2000

While Driving On Interstate 10 The Cap Of The Tire Peeled Off. This Was A Spare Tire That Was In Use. I Don’t Know The Exact Mileage On The Tire But I Assume With Low Mileage. We Do Not Have Any Pictures Or The Tire. This Incident Happened Before The Recall Was Announced.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX176XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAFAYETTE, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

June 29, 2000

Six Flats In One Year–three In One Weekend–traded In 4 Of The Tires, Have Only The Spare Left. Firestone Dealer Said Tires Were Fine..ford Salesman Said They Were Lousy.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70rx1 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDF1723VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Temperature Was Over 100 Degrees. Tread Seperated From The Sidewall.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MERCED, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

June 15, 2000

No Summary( Dot Number: W2081pt366 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):IFTXDX17W3V. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Sept 04, 2000

I Had Just Merged Onto 287 Business North, When I Heard The Tire Rip And A Subsequent Blow Out. I Measure The Tire Pressure Of The Other 3 Tires And The Pressure Read Good. The Tire Depth Was Just Over 4mm, But The Store Manager Who Put New Tires On My Vehicle Said That The Tire Wear Was Evenly Distributed. I Know The Tires Were Approaching Replacement Time, But I Dont Think The Tire Should Have Failed.( Dot Number: W208irc039 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):IFTDX0727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EULESS, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Sept 01, 2000

The Tire Has Approximatly 10 Inches Of Visable Tread Seperation, This Was Noticed When I Replaced The Wheels And Tires With New Ones. The Tire In Question Is No Where Near The Wear Bars Built Into The Tire. I Would Like To Know If There Is Any Problem With These Tires Because I Replaced The Old Tires With The Same Brand And Make Of Tire. Are You Wondering Why I Replaced Tires I Thought Were Good? I Ordered Wheels From Tirerack.com And They Had The Firestone Wilderness Ht 235/70r 16 On Sale For $60.00 A Tire With Free Mounting And Balancing On The Wheels I Bought From Them. The Bad Tires Are Still On The Stock Rims, If You Want Pictures, Etc. Let Me Know.( Dot Number: W2081pt136 Tire Size: 235/70r 16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1722VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RACINE, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 19990401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 29, 2000

Traveling On I-95 At 55mph When Tire Blew Out. Happened Two Times On Different( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAKE WORTH, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Mar 01, 1999

All 4 Tires Showed Cracking Where The Sidewall Meets The Tread. I Had Them Replaced Sue To Safety Concerns( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235 70r16 )

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHRISTIANSBURG, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Vehicle Expereinced Two Tire Failures, Tread Separating From Casing Both On R/r. First Occurred At 31,000 Miles, Second Occurred At 38000 Miles.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P23570r 16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KILGORE, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20000101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 15, 2000

All 4 Tires Were Found Separated The Next Day After A Trip From Mesa Az To Austin Tx. In June.*ak( Dot Number: W208lpt806 Tire Size: P23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L2VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 07, 1999

Tire Separation And Belt Slippage. *ak( Dot Number: W208pt187 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DE, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 05, 2000

Happened A Week Before This Made News. Info On Old Tire Not Available( Dot Number: Unknown Tire Size: 16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 01, 2000

First Two Incidents Involved Tire Blowouts At 50-70 Mph. Each Blowout Appears To Start As A Tear Along The Outter Edge Of The Tread Where It Meets The Belts And Then Tore To A Point In The Sidewall. Essentially Tearing A Triangular Chunk Out Fo The Side Of The Tire. In Reading All About Current Recall, It Seems These Tires Are Experiencing A Similar Problem. I Do Prescribed Regular Maintainence (3k) As Directed By ford And Almost All My Miles Are Highway Miles. Now I Have A Third Tire Exhibiting Tire Peal When Not 2k Miles Ago I Had Firestone Representative Tell Me I Had At Least 10k Miles Left On All My Tires. I Find It Incredibly Hard To Believe Such A Highly Rated Product As Firestone Produces Should Fail 3 Times On The Same Vehicle In The Same Fashion. If You Need To See The Tire That’s Peeling I Still Have It. But Independent Tire Dealers Have All Said Treadwear Would Indicate Longer Tire Life But The Tire Is Definetly Peeling Of The Belts.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235-70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Dec 30, 1996

2 Of 4 Tires Have Developed Considerable Cracks Around The Tread Line On The Sidewall Of The Tire. I Have Taken The Truck To 2 Different Firestone Dealers And Get Varied Inspection Reports. At One Of The Service Centers, A Service Mechanic Tells Me That He “wouldn’t Drive The Vehichle On The Highway Under Any Circumstances In The State That They (tires) Are In” While His Manager Tells Me That “the Cracks Are Probably Caused By Armor All”. The Other Service Center Manager I Took The Truck To Tells Me That He Has Placed A Call In To Firestone To See About This Particular Incident Since The Tires Are Not On The Recall List But Are Questionable. He Was To Get Back To Me But Has Not To Date. My Initial Complaint Was Intermittant Shutter In The Front End When Braking Hard From High Speed. The Problem Didn’t Seem To Be Brake Related But Might Be Tire Related Given That It Doesn’t Happen All Of The Time And That The Cracking Tires Are On The Front Of The Truck. They Were Purchased From A Local Firestone Dealer As Replacements For The Oem Wilderness Ht Tires Sold On The Truck When I Purchased It New And Have About 32,000 Miles On Them. Firestone Will Not Tell Me That They Are Safe But Will Not Replace Them Because They Are On “not On The List”. One Manager Did Tell Me That Firestone Would Probably End Up Replacing Additional Tire Sizes In The Future. I Am No Tire Expert But Given The Cracks Developing Which Are More Than “cosmetic” It Would Appear That There Are More Issues With Other Sizes Of This Line Of Tire From Firestone. Any Assistance Or Advise Would Be Greatly Appreciated. Sincerely, Steven D. Terrell( Dot Number: Tire Size: P255-70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WARNER ROBINS, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

This Is The 3rd Original Tire Which Has Lost It’s Tread; The 1st Two In Febuary Of This Year (see Previous Report To Nhtsa). This Trip Was In 108 Degree Temperatures Traveling From Austin, Texas To Dallas, Texas. I Have Been Very Deligent To Check The Pressure In My Tires Once A Week Due To My Travels To Construction Sites. My 4 Year Old Son Was Traveling With Me On This Trip As His Last Summer Roadtrip Before School. Losing The Tread This Time Scared Me More With My Son Riding Shotgun. These Tires Are Still Not On The Replacement Lists. The ford Dealer Blew Me Off Because He Could Do Nothing Because The Tires Are Not On The Recall List, And He Said He Could Not Get Tires Anyway. The Firestone Dealer Was Also As Helpful, Doing Nothing. Please Do Something For Our Kids Futures, Like Put Some Safe Tires Under Their Parents Cars And Nail Firestone For Their Shoddy Workmanship.( Dot Number: W 208 Ipt Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 31, 2000

Left Rear Tire Separated. Has Been Certified By Local ford Dealer( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235-70r-16 )

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MEBANE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Tire Blowout At 60mph At35,358mileage In Nm. 5/08/2000. *ak( Dot Number: Canada Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1761VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GREEN BAY, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

May 08, 2000

I Had Complete Tread Separation On One Front Tire And The Beginnings Of Tread Separation On The Other Front Tire On 02/15/00 While Traaveling West On I-30 To Dallas, Texas. The Following Day Both Tires Were Replaced At The ford Dealership At My Expense. Joe Cambell The Service Advisor Took Me Back When The Truck Was Up On The Rack And Showed Me The Tires. He Said, “boy, You Were Driving On Air The Last 20 Miles! I Am Surprised You Didn’t Die In A Crash From A Blow-out.” *ak( Dot Number: 027471 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Feb 15, 2000

I Had Just Merged Onto 287 Business North, When I Heard The Tire Rip And A Subsequent Blow Out. I Measure The Tire Pressure Of The Other 3 Tires And The Pressure Read Good. The Tire Depth Was Just Over 4mm, But The Store Manager Who Put New Tires On My Vehicle Said That The Tire Wear Was Evenly Distributed. I Know The Tires Were Approaching Replacement Time, But I Dont Think The Tire Should Have Failed.( Dot Number: W208irc039 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):IFTDX0727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EULESS, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Sept 01, 2000

All 4 Tires Showed Cracking Where The Sidewall Meets The Tread. I Had Them Replaced Sue To Safety Concerns( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235 70r16 )

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHRISTIANSBURG, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Temperature Was Over 100 Degrees. Tread Seperated From The Sidewall.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MERCED, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

June 15, 2000

No Summary( Dot Number: W2081pt366 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):IFTXDX17W3V. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Sept 04, 2000

This Is The 3rd Original Tire Which Has Lost It’s Tread; The 1st Two In Febuary Of This Year (see Previous Report To Nhtsa). This Trip Was In 108 Degree Temperatures Traveling From Austin, Texas To Dallas, Texas. I Have Been Very Deligent To Check The Pressure In My Tires Once A Week Due To My Travels To Construction Sites. My 4 Year Old Son Was Traveling With Me On This Trip As His Last Summer Roadtrip Before School. Losing The Tread This Time Scared Me More With My Son Riding Shotgun. These Tires Are Still Not On The Replacement Lists. The ford Dealer Blew Me Off Because He Could Do Nothing Because The Tires Are Not On The Recall List, And He Said He Could Not Get Tires Anyway. The Firestone Dealer Was Also As Helpful, Doing Nothing. Please Do Something For Our Kids Futures, Like Put Some Safe Tires Under Their Parents Cars And Nail Firestone For Their Shoddy Workmanship.( Dot Number: W 208 Ipt Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1761VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 31, 2000

Tire Blowout At 60mph At35,358mileage In Nm. 5/08/2000. *ak( Dot Number: Canada Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1761VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GREEN BAY, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961201. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

May 08, 2000

All 4 Tires Were Found Separated The Next Day After A Trip From Mesa Az To Austin Tx. In June.*ak( Dot Number: W208lpt806 Tire Size: P23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L2VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 07, 1999

Tire Separation And Belt Slippage. *ak( Dot Number: W208pt187 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF172XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DE, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Sept 05, 2000

Happened A Week Before This Made News. Info On Old Tire Not Available( Dot Number: Unknown Tire Size: 16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 01, 2000

2 Of 4 Tires Have Developed Considerable Cracks Around The Tread Line On The Sidewall Of The Tire. I Have Taken The Truck To 2 Different Firestone Dealers And Get Varied Inspection Reports. At One Of The Service Centers, A Service Mechanic Tells Me That He “wouldn’t Drive The Vehichle On The Highway Under Any Circumstances In The State That They (tires) Are In” While His Manager Tells Me That “the Cracks Are Probably Caused By Armor All”. The Other Service Center Manager I Took The Truck To Tells Me That He Has Placed A Call In To Firestone To See About This Particular Incident Since The Tires Are Not On The Recall List But Are Questionable. He Was To Get Back To Me But Has Not To Date. My Initial Complaint Was Intermittant Shutter In The Front End When Braking Hard From High Speed. The Problem Didn’t Seem To Be Brake Related But Might Be Tire Related Given That It Doesn’t Happen All Of The Time And That The Cracking Tires Are On The Front Of The Truck. They Were Purchased From A Local Firestone Dealer As Replacements For The Oem Wilderness Ht Tires Sold On The Truck When I Purchased It New And Have About 32,000 Miles On Them. Firestone Will Not Tell Me That They Are Safe But Will Not Replace Them Because They Are On “not On The List”. One Manager Did Tell Me That Firestone Would Probably End Up Replacing Additional Tire Sizes In The Future. I Am No Tire Expert But Given The Cracks Developing Which Are More Than “cosmetic” It Would Appear That There Are More Issues With Other Sizes Of This Line Of Tire From Firestone. Any Assistance Or Advise Would Be Greatly Appreciated. Sincerely, Steven D. Terrell( Dot Number: Tire Size: P255-70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1766VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WARNER ROBINS, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Left Rear Tire Separated. Has Been Certified By Local ford Dealer( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235-70r-16 )

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MEBANE, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

First Two Incidents Involved Tire Blowouts At 50-70 Mph. Each Blowout Appears To Start As A Tear Along The Outter Edge Of The Tread Where It Meets The Belts And Then Tore To A Point In The Sidewall. Essentially Tearing A Triangular Chunk Out Fo The Side Of The Tire. In Reading All About Current Recall, It Seems These Tires Are Experiencing A Similar Problem. I Do Prescribed Regular Maintainence (3k) As Directed By ford And Almost All My Miles Are Highway Miles. Now I Have A Third Tire Exhibiting Tire Peal When Not 2k Miles Ago I Had Firestone Representative Tell Me I Had At Least 10k Miles Left On All My Tires. I Find It Incredibly Hard To Believe Such A Highly Rated Product As Firestone Produces Should Fail 3 Times On The Same Vehicle In The Same Fashion. If You Need To See The Tire That’s Peeling I Still Have It. But Independent Tire Dealers Have All Said Treadwear Would Indicate Longer Tire Life But The Tire Is Definetly Peeling Of The Belts.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235-70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1721VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Dec 30, 1996

Blow Out On Left Rear Tire In 1999, Resulted In The Replacement Of All Four Tires At Very Low Mileage.*ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEW ORLEANS, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Sept 10, 2000

Failure Was Sudden And Catastrophic. By The Time I Regained Control Of The Vehicle And Got To The Side Of The Road There Wasnt Any Tire Left. I Did Not Hit Anything Visible On The Road And I Was Paying Attention As I Was Passing A Semi. *ak( Dot Number: Not Known Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1764VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MURFREESBORO, TN. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 77 mph.

Apr 01, 2000

The Tire’s Tread Separated From The Tire Itself As Described On Television. Luckily No One Was Injured From The Incident. Firestone Has Received The Tire, And Is In The Process Of Acessing The Damage To See Whether It Was A Defect.( Dot Number: Vn08pu097 Tire Size: P23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W0VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in VICKSBURG, MS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 05, 2000

Tires In This Failure Are Not On The Recall List But Are Firestone. I Was Concerned So I Inspected The Tires. My Visual Inspection Of All 4 Tires Indicated That The Left Front Tire Had Wire Belt Edges Sticking Through The Casing. [i Put About 20 Pricks In My Hand Feeling The Inside Edge] I Could L Put My Hand Under The Tread And Pull The It Away From The Tire. I Replaced All Four Tires Because Of The Similarity To Tires On Recall. After Many Calls To Firestone, Calls To Firestone/bridgestone Headquarters, Visits To Dealers, Calls To ford, I Have Received No Satisfaction Or Offers To Reimburse Me For The Failure. One Firestone Dealer Said It Was Because ford Failed To Instruct Customers On Proper Alignment Intervals. Another Said It Was An Alignment Problem. When I Asked How Much Could Cause The Problem He Said .25 Inches. I Showed Him The Alignment I Had Done On Replacement Which Was Only Out 0.05 Inches. He Then Commented That The Other Front Tire Was Within But At The High End Of The Tolerance.*ak( Dot Number: W2081pt197 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W8VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JAMUL, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 05, 2000

I Tdried To Submit This But Got A Message That Weg Site Was Unavailable. But On Retrying Got A Message Already Submitted, But Obviously Not So. The Tires Are Not On Recall. I Inspected Them All Anyway. The Left Fron Had Wire Belt Edges Sticking Through The Casing. I Had About 20 Pricks In My Hand From Feeling. I Could Put My Had Under The Tread And Pull It Away From The Casing. I Replaced All 4. I Called, Firestone, Firestone-bridgesone Headquarters, ford, The ford Dealer, Two Firestone Dealers And Have Not Received Satisfaction. One Dealer Said [on The Phone] That The Fault Was ford‘s Because They Didn’t Tell Their Customers To Align The Wheels Often Enough. The Other Dealer Inspected The Tire And Said The Failure Was Due To Alignment. I Asked How Much Would Cause The Problem And He Replyed 1/4″. I Showed Him The Alignment Data At 0.05″ Out And He Said That The Other Front, Although Withing Spec Was At The High End. *ak( Dot Number: W2081pt197 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18W8VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JAMUL, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 05, 2000

ford Dealer Informed Me That Tires Were Seperating. I Replaced All Four Tires. Spare Is Still Same Tires As Original. Spare Has W208 Code *ak( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JACKSONVILE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 06, 1999

These Are The Original Tires And They Developed Severe Side Wall Cracking. Eventually They Went Flat. I Went To The Local Dealer And He Acted Amazed, He Said He Had Never Seen This Happen Before. He Wouldn’t Adjust Them, But Offered Me A Good Deal On A New Set Of Widerness At P255/70r16 Dot Vncu . Now These Are Cracking Around The Side Walls And The Dealer Wants To Adjust Them With New Firestones. I Said No Thank You. These Tires Are Practically New And They Cracked, Why Would I Trust Another Set! The Dealer And Distributor For Firestone Claim That Is All They Can Do For These Sizes.( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PAVILION, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Side Wall Cracking,dealer Wants To Adjust With New Firestones. These Are Practically New And They Are Cracking, Why Would Another Set Be Any Better. This Is The Second Set Of Firestones That Have Cracked.( Dot Number: Vncu Tire Size: P255/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PAVILION, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

ford Dealer Informed Me That Tires Were Seperating. I Replaced All Four Tires. Spare Is Still Same Tires As Original. Spare Has W208 Code *ak( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P23570r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JACKSONVILE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 06, 1999

The Vehicle Experienced Two Blowouts Within 10 Miles Of Each Other, The Tires Were Firestone Wilderness P23570r16. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1768VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DERIDDER, LA. Vehicle was purchased on 19970707. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Sept 01, 2000

Firestone, Wilderness Ht, Original Equipment On A 1997, F150, P235/70r16 Size, Dot#: W2hl. Tires Bleed Down To 24psi In A Matter Of Days.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OCOEE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

I Have Had Three Tires Completely Delaminate And Have Had To Replace 4 Others That Developed “bubbles” In The Tread And Were Trying To Delaminate. The Dealer, Gcr Truck Tire, Blamed It On Everything But The Tires. In Three Instances, I Was Driving At Low Speeds And Heard A “thunking” Noise. Upon Investigation, I Find The Tread Coming Off The Tire. The Dealer Then Puts On Firestone Steeltex Tires, But They Are Coming Apart Now, Too.( Dot Number: Tire Size: P245/75r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1768VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

July 01, 1998

Reported Problem To Firestone Dealer In Austin, Mn. They Indicated The Tire Was Not In The Recall And They Would Do Nothing For Us, Except Price New Tires. The Tire Blew Up While One Of Our Employees Was Driving On An Interstate. We Are Extremely Fortunate That No One Was Injured. We Had To Ask Specifically To Get The Tire Back From The Firestone Dealer. We Feel Other Firestone Wilderness Tires Should Be Considered For The Recall. We Are Not After Money, But These Tires Are Dangerous. How Man More Lives Have To Be Lost In Order For Firestone To Take Responsibility. Thank You.( Dot Number: P235 Tire Size: 70r16 1045 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AUSTIN, MN. Vehicle was purchased on 20000401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Sept 19, 2000

Driving Along Highway Pulled Off Road As Tire Blew. Tread Was Seperated From Tire And We Were Very Lucky To Have Been Able To Control Vehicle Our Speed At The Time Was 35 Miles Per Hour When This Occured. Went To Firestone Store In Falmouth And Paid Full Price For A New Tire. Contacted Firestone Direct And Was Reimbursed For Only 1/2 The Tire. I Feel We Should Receivew The Other Half Of The Reimbursemehnt. We Traded The Truck In 1999. I Sure Hope You People Will Reimburse The Remainder To Us. Thank You( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235-35-16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WEST BARNSTABLE, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Apr 20, 1998

Firestone Widerness Ht Tires P235/70r16 Dot Vno81pt227 Experienced Tread Separation, Vehicle Rode Bumpy Due To Faulty Tires. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1769VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in NEWBERRY, SC. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Right Front And Right Rear Firestone Wilderness Ht (p235/70r16) Tires Failed. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1760VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONI, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19970711. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Dec 15, 1998

Pe00 020; Consumer Was Inspecting Vehicle, And Tires Didn’t Look Good. All Four Tires Has Spider Cracks All Around Sidewall. Firestone, Wilderness Atx, P2357516. She Will Contacted Firestone. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in EAU CLAIRE, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 01, 2000

Firestone Wilderness Ht Right Rear Tire P235/70r16 Began To Shread Along Sidewall While Driving, Consumer Safely Pulled To The Shoulder And Put On Spare, Tire Did Not Experience A Blowout. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX176VNC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GREENVILLE, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970619. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Dec 18, 1999

The Tire Blew Out.. The Rubber Peeling Away From The Metal( Dot Number: )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1725VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

June 01, 2000

Pe00-020; Tires Size 23570r16, Dotw2, Original Equipment, ford, F150 1997. Rear Driver’s Side Tire Blewout While Driving At Approximately 15-20 Mph, Sidewall Was Very Thin, ford‘s Opinion Was That Those Tires Were Not Intended For Trucks, But For Passenger Vehicles. *ak Tires Were Firestone Wilderness Ht. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX18W0UC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PHILPSBURG, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Sept 01, 1998

Consumer Replaced Original Firestone Tires Due To Splitting, Consumer Requesting Reimbursement. *mjs

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1866VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in JUPITER, FL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 21, 1998

I Was Experiencing My Vehicle Pulling To The Right So I Slowed Down To About 65 Mph. I Then Heard A Loud Noise And Felt My Truck Jump. I Pulled To The Side Of The Road. I Saw That My Tread Was Completely Removed From The Crown Of The Tire. The Tread Coming Off Caused Damage To My Vehicle. I Am Waiting To Hear From General About Fixing My Truck. After Seeing My Tire Fall Apart, My First Thoughts Were Of Firestone. My Tire Did Exactly What Firestone Had Done! Thank You!*ak (tiresize: 235r70-16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235r70-16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1860VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHUGWATER, WY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Aug 24, 2000

This General American Tire 550af Has Begun To Separate. Tire Size Is P235/70r16. General Has Been Contacted.*ak Three Of The Four Original Tires Are Defective. One Of The Tire Blew On Highway. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1728VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980214. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

July 10, 2000

Almost Crashed On Interstate At Night. Dealer Gave 50% Off Replacement. I Asked For 100% . Dealer Not Interest In My Near Accident Or My Future Safty. *ak (tiresize: 235/70 R16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235/70 R16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Oct 12, 2000

Almost Crashed On Interstate At Night. Dealer Gave 50% Off Replacement. I Asked For 100% . Dealer Not Interest In My Near Accident Or My Future Safty.*ak( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235/70 R16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Oct 12, 2000

While Traveling On I-75 On October 12, 2000, I Was Going At A Speed Of 75 Miles Per Hour When I Heard A Noise And Felt My ford Truck Pull. I Immediately Began To Slow The Vehicle When All Of A Sudden A Much Louder Noice And More Violent Shaking Gripped The Vehicle. I Wrestled With The Steering Wheel Of The Truck As It Lerched In Irratic Movements. I Luckily Was Able To Move It To The Far Right Lane And Onto A Shoulder. How, I Am Not Sure Since Traffic Was Heavy And A Semi Was Closing In On The Right Side. When I Exited The Truck And Looked At The Front, I Saw A Tire Almost Completely Disentigrated With The Outside Rubber Strip Separated From The Mangled Inner Portions Of The Tire. It Had Literally Come Apart And Hung Onto The Rim In Rubber Rags.( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Oct 12, 2000

While Driving At 40 Tire Blewout. It Was A Firestone, Wilderness/ht, P23570r16. Firestone Has Been Contacted.*ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MASSAPEQUA, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Original Tires On A 1997, ford F150, P23570r16. 3 Out Of The Four Firestone Wilderness Ht Tires On Show Hairline Cracks Going All The Way Around The Edge.*ak Dot#nv081pt356. *slc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1729VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ORLANDO, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 25, 2000

While Traveling On I-75 On October 12, 2000, I Was Going At A Speed Of 75 Miles Per Hour When I Heard A Noise And Felt My ford Truck Pull. I Immediately Began To Slow The Vehicle When All Of A Sudden A Much Louder Noice And More Violent Shaking Gripped The Vehicle. I Wrestled With The Steering Wheel Of The Truck As It Lerched In Irratic Movements. I Luckily Was Able To Move It To The Far Right Lane And Onto A Shoulder. How, I Am Not Sure Since Traffic Was Heavy And A Semi Was Closing In On The Right Side. When I Exited The Truck And Looked At The Front, I Saw A Tire Almost Completely Disentigrated With The Outside Rubber Strip Separated From The Mangled Inner Portions Of The Tire. It Had Literally Come Apart And Hung Onto The Rim In Rubber Rags. (tiresize: 235/70r16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235/70r16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Oct 12, 2000

Pe00 020; There Was A Problem With Tires, And Gasoline Tank Broke. Consumeer Will Give More Information.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1727VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SHAWNEEMISSION, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 01, 2000

No Summary Listed For Above Vehicle. *ak (dot Number: W208ipt376 Tiresize: P235/70rx1)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SATELLITE BEACH, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 16, 1999

Checking On A Recall For This Tire.*ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WESTON, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 20000101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Firestone Wilderness At Tires P235/70r16 Caused The Vehicle To Vibrate While Driving, After The Tires Were Replaced The Vehicle Expereinced No Further Vibration, Consumer Request Reimbursement. Nlm *ts

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DECATUR, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19990319. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 28, 1999

Firestone Wilderness At Tires P235/70r16 Caused The Vehicle To Vibrate While Driving, After The Tires Were Replaced The Vehicle Experienced No Further Vibration, Consumer Request Reimbursement. Nlm

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DECATUR, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19990319. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 28, 1999

The Tire Pressure In The Goodyear Tire Has To Be Perfectly Maintained In Order To Have Control Of The Truck, Consumer Had A Slightly Low Rear Tire And When He Swerved To Miss Something In The Road He Lost Control Of The Vehicle And Slid Down A Concrete Barrier. Nlm

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KAUFMAN, TX. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Vehicle Came Equipped With Firestone Wilderness Ht Tires (p235/70r16 Dot W2081pt296), While Driving The Right Rear Tire Blewout, On Another Occasion The Right Front Tire Went Flat While Driving Slowly Across A Parking Lot. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1729VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960928. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Apr 13, 1998

Right Front And Left Front Tire Failed While Driving(firestone Wilderness P235/70r16 M/s Dot W208). Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BRECKENRID, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19960909. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Sept 06, 2000

Tires Seem To Be Cracking In The Tread Area. One Tire Pulled To The Left When Letting Go Of The Stearing Wheel. Tires Have Already Been Replaced By A Tire Dealer In My City By A None Firestone Company. *ak (dot Number: W208 Tiresize: P235 70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18WXVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MADISON, SD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Tires Seem To Be Cracking In The Tread Area. One Tire Pulled To The Left When Letting Go Of The Stearing Wheel. Tires Have Already Been Replaced By A Tire Dealer In My City By A None Firestone Company. *ak( Dot Number: W208 Tire Size: P235 70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX18WXVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MADISON, SD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

None (dot Number: Vn08 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GILBERT, AZ. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Dec 05, 2000

No Summary Listed For Above Vehicle. *ak( Dot Number: Vn08 Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GILBERT, AZ. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Dec 05, 2000

Michelin Tire Experienced Blowout, The Vehicle Struck The Wall Causing Additional Damage. (ohio Traffic Crash Report) *slc

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in KELLEYS ISLAND, OH. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Sept 30, 2000

No Summary Listed For Above Vehicle. *ak (tiresize: 235/16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: 235/16 )

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HIGHLAND, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 11, 2000

Front Right Side Firestone Tire Experienced Blowout. *slc

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TORRINGTON, CT. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

The Inside Of The Right Front Tire Was Pulling Away From The Tire Itself. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L2VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WALLS, MS. Vehicle was purchased on 19971201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 01, 2000

Vehicle Is Equipped With Firestone Tires, Wilderness/ht 23570r16. Tread Has Began To Separate On One, And Two Of Others Were Developing Cracks. Dealer Has Been Contacted. *ak Consumer States Tires Were 60000 Mile Tires, However Had To Be Replaced At 30000 Miles. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2FTDX1722VC. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAKE MARY, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

While Driving With Snow And Ice On Road Vehicle Went Into A Skid, And Then 8-10 Feet Down A Ditch. Driver’s And Passenger’s Air Bags Did Not Deploy, Cause Unknown. *ak This Veheicle Had Four Recalls. The First Recall Was Just After Two Months Aftetr Purchase. The Consumer Received Multiple Injureis During The Accident As The Result Of Air Bag Failure. Consumer Had Three Tire Blow Outs Within The Last Seven Months. *yh

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF18W4VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in HUNDRED, WV. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Jan 20, 2001

I Purchased 4 Firestone Wilderness Tires From The Base Exchange In Colorado, On The Air Force Academy. Within6 Months All 4 Tires Had Gone Out. All 4 Tires Were Replaced With Other Firestone Tires. When They Started To Go Bad I Replaced Them.*ak (dot Number: W208ipt227 Tiresize: 70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHATTAROY, WA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

General Ameria, Star 55 ,tire Size P23570r16, Dot Number 84024009, Tire Was Original Equipment On Listed Vehicle, Tire Had 28 Thousand Miles On It. While Driving Vehicle Was Vibrating. Pulled Vehicle To Side Of The Road, And Noticed Right Frontal Tire Was Split Right Down The Middle. *ak Upon Inspection, Dealer Found Another Tire Was Splitting. *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX172XVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MESQUITE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970411. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 21, 2001

Checking My Tires I Found The Right Front Tire Coming Apart. The Tread Is Separating Along The Area Between Tread And Sidewall. It Looks Like Someone Is Just Pulling The Tread Off And Leaving The Tire With The Belts Showing. The Tire Still Has Plenty Of Good Tread. (dot Number: W2081pt Tiresize: P235/70r16)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L0VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in PANAMA CITY, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Apr 12, 2001

Vehicle Passed State Inspection 04/27/01. On 05/20/01 While Driving On 2 Lane Hwy At 50mph The Left Front Tire Separated At The Outer Sidewall Causing A “blow Out” 1/3 Of Tread Became Dislodged Forcing Us To Pull To Side Of Road With Probable Damage To The Wheel. Fortunately, No-one In The Vehicle Or Surrounding Vehicles Were Injured. Of Note We Had Our Two Children Ages 2&3 In The Vehicle With Us. We Have Contacted Both ford Motor Co. And Firestone And Have Been Treated Rather Rudely And Informed That These Tires Are Not Under Recallat This Time. I Came Across An Article From August 2000 That Stated That The Nhtsa Considered Any Wilderness At/ht With Dot #’s Ofvd,hy,w2 Were Considered Unsafe. Have There Been Any Other Reported Problems With These Tires And Is There Any Recourse We Should Take?*ak (dot Number: W208 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1720VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CONCORD, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20000601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

May 20, 2001

When The Right Front Tire Went Flat, I Was Only Driving About 40 Miles Per Hour On Grand River Avenue In East Lansing, Michigan. Fortunately Some Other Driver Saw That The Tire Was Very Flat And Tooted His Horn And Pointed At The Tire. I Was Able To Get To A Gas Station And Put Air In It. So I Was Not Involved In An Accident.*ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)( Dot Number: Tire Size: P235/70r16 )

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1863VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OKEMOS, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960401. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Apr 28, 2001

My Tires Indicate The Start Of A Tire Separation Especially On The Front Axle. I Can See The Steel In The Tire That Has Approximately 70% Tread Left. I Keep My Tires Close To 40 Lbs Of Pressure As Indicated On The Tires. The Start Of The Separtion Is At The Edge Of The Tires. My Tires Are The Same Tires That I Purchased The Vehicle. With 28,000 Miles, Why Should I See Signs Of Separtion? My Size And Type Of Tire Is Not Part Of The Recall. Have You Had Any Incidents With This Tire:firestone – Wilderness Ht – 235/70r16 (dot Number: W208 Tiresize: 235/70r16)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L8VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

We Told The Dealer When We Bought The Truck It Needed Tires .not Long After That 2 Tires Had Knots And 1 Came Apart We Talked To The Dealer Again And The Sales Persons Know Longer Worked There So They Had Know Idea What I Was Talking About.im A Truck Driver So I Cant Be There To Take Care Of Things . My Wife Lives In Tx And I Live And Work In Arizona Where I Purchased The Truck I Took The Truck To My Wife So She Could Get Something Done And She Was Unable To Get A Response. This Is A Used Truck But The Dealer Should Have Changed The Tires Like I Asked.. I Wrote General And Got No Response There Is About 800.00 In Damage To Our Truck. Please Help Us To Keep Our Family Safe. *ak (dot Number: A308443 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):269306914. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SWEETWATER, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20010101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Tire Delaminated. *ak (dot Number: W208 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1762VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in MOUNT PLEASANT, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

July 21, 2001

Single Vehicle Accident-just Prior To The Accident The Vehicle Started To Shimmy Then Shook Violently Causing The Vehicle To Be Uncontrollable On I37. The Vehicle Left The Highway On The Right Side And Slammed Thru Brush Small Trees, Careened Off A Large Oak Tree On The Passenger Side Rolled Three Time Coming To A Rest Upside Down. The Vehicle Was Totalled And Investigation By The State Police Revealed The Right Rear Tread Separated From The Carcass Of The Tire Causing A Blowout Plus A Blowout On The Right Front Tire Due To The Violent Manuvers Prior To Leaving The Highway. Thanks To God, Seatbelts And Airbages My Wife And I Were Not Killed But Bruised Pretty Good. We Still Suffer Neck Pains And Shoulder Pains On The Right Side.*ak (tiresize: 235/70rx16)

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

June 20, 2000

All 4 Tires On Vehicle Replaced With General Ameri 550 As P235 70r16 Tires On 8/6/99 At Odometer 44,763 Miles As Part Of Normal Service. Left Front Tire On 7/20/01 At Odometer Approx. 68,400 Miles Began To Deteriorate As Indicated By Vehicle Vibration At 50 Mph Speed. Over Next 3-4 Days, Vehicle Shaking Got Worse. Inspected Tires And Found Front Left Had Separation Of Tread At Spot Between Sidewall And Flat Surface Approx. 15 In. Long. Other 3 Tires Were Ok Based Upon Amateur Visual Inspection. Vehicle Is Used Exclusively On Highway And City Driving (no Off-road Or Contruction Sites) By Wife And Three Children At Normal Rates Of Speed. Have Replaced All 4 Tires With Michelin Tires After Reading Usa Today Article On 7/25/01.*ak (tiresize: P235 70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1760VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 20, 2001

Truck Was Giving A Bumpy Ride At Various Speeds. Went To My Mechanic Who Examined The Tires Upon My Complaint. He Pointed Out On Both Front Tires Where The Tread Was Starting To Separate From The Sidewall. Told Me Not To Drive The Vehicle On The Highway At All Due To Impending Danger. Took Vehicle To ford, They Told Me They Could Not Replace The Tires. Called Firestone, They Would Replace With The Same Tires That I Was Having Trouble With. Called ford Co.in Detroit, Customer Service Told Me That Nothing Could Be Done, Firestone Problem. I Got The Run Around. Replaced Tires On My Own And Have Saved The Firestone Tires Should They Be Recalled For Tread Separation. *ak (dot Number: W208 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX176XVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FREDERICK, MD. Vehicle was purchased on 19990601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

July 24, 2001

My Tires Have Been Wearing Down For Some Time. I Do Not Do Very Much Highway Driving, That Might Be Why I Didn’t Have A Real Problem With The Tire. I Only Have 24000 Miles On My Truck. I Was Starting To Think About Getting New Tires, They Were Worn Down Alot. Two Weeks Ago Or So I Was Driving Down The Street And Felt A Bumppy Ride. When I Got Home I Check The Tires And Found That On The Front Left Tire I Had A Torn Part Of The Tread. I Could See The Steel Belt And The Rubber Had Separated. I Went And Got A New Set Of Tires The Following Day. Then A Week Or More Later I Saw An Article In The Paper From Your Agency About The Tires I Had On My Truck. I Wish I Would Have Had The Article Before The Tire Went Bad, Then I Could Have It Documented, But I Didn’t. Good Thing I Wasn’t Going Down The Highway At 70 Miles Per Hour When This Happened. It Did Happen And I Hope That You Can Get Out More Information About This Tire. Thank You. *ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1763VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in TEMPE, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

July 15, 2001

General Tire Size, 235 60 R/16 Tread Came Completely Off. Consumer Said Thathe Was Luckly That He Did Not Have An Accidently. But, Tread Did Damage The Quarter Panel On Truck.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BOWNERS GROVE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 14, 2001

Tail Pipe Will Heat Up To Point Where Rear Right Tire Shredded. Consumer Has Contacted Dealer.*ak While Driving, Firestone Wilderness Ht Ii Tire Blewout, Causing Consumer To Lose Control Of Vehicle And Crash, Dot Number W2031pt166, Tire Size P235/70r16, Consumer Was Injured In Accident. *slc

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in OPELIKA, AL. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Aug 01, 2001

Driving Normally In Heavy Traffic, The Tread On My Tire Just Popped Off And Caused Me To Veer All Over Roadway And Into Ditch. There Was Extensive Damage To My Vehicle From Tread Hitting Undercarriage And Body. Police Had To Assist. My Tires Were Properly Inflated And I Was Driving Under The Speed Limit Due To Heavy Traffic On Interstate. The Temperature Was About 99 F Degrees. My Insurance Refuses To Pay For A New Set Of Tires And I Don’t Think I Should Have To Pay The Large Deductible To Get Repairs Made On Vehicle. These Are Obviously Defective Tires And I’m Terrified That They Will Explode Again. The Defective Tire Is Still Inflated Just No Tread Is Left On Tire. I Have Kept Tire For Evidence And Taken About 30 Pictures Of All The Damage. I Do Not Know Who To Turn To For Help In This Matter. *ak (tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1765VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Aug 13, 2001

Tire Separated Causing Loss Of Control Of Vehicle And $2000.00 Damage. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX0760VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BORON, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19971101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Oct 27, 2001

Tire Lost Tread, But Did Not Blowout. Tire Tread Damaged Pick-up. Almost Rolled Over. *ak (dot Number: W2081pt017 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1723VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LINDALE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970301. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Oct 22, 2001

While Right Rear Tire Was Being Repaired, Mechanic Noticed That Inside Liner Was Separating. Mechanic Claimed This Was Caused By Tire Being Too Close To Exhaust, Heat Was Destroying Tire.*ak *slc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX08W4VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in POMONA, MO. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 02, 2002

Tire Developed A 3in.x2in.x1/2in. Bulge. Tire Was Swapped With Spare. Since Then The Tread Has Had Complete Failure With A Separation Of Approx. 3 Feet Around The Circumference Of The Tire. All Of This Occured While Being In The Spare Tire Position.*ak (dot Number: W208 Tiresize: P235/70r16)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17LXVN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in STOCKBRIDGE, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20990501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

May 01, 2001

Cooper Tire Failed. Tire Size Lt265/75r16 And Dot # Upw8b6u456. *yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF18W7VL. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in ODESSA, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970718. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Mar 31, 2002

Tread Began To Separate – Caught Before Tire Failed. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHESTERFIELD, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20980801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

July 03, 2002

While Traveling On I-75 On October 12, 2000, I Was Going At A Speed Of 75 Miles Per Hour When I Heard A Noise And Felt My ford Truck Pull. I Immediately Began To Slow The Vehicle When All Of A Sudden A Much Louder Noice And More Violent Shaking Gripped The Vehicle. I Wrestled With The Steering Wheel Of The Truck As It Lerched In Irratic Movements. I Luckily Was Able To Move It To The Far Right Lane And Onto A Shoulder. How, I Am Not Sure Since Traffic Was Heavy And A Semi Was Closing In On The Right Side. When I Exited The Truck And Looked At The Front, I Saw A Tire Almost Completely Disentigrated With The Outside Rubber Strip Separated From The Mangled Inner Portions Of The Tire. It Had Literally Come Apart And Hung Onto The Rim In Rubber Rags.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1767VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in CHATTANOOGA, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20970601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Oct 12, 2000

Original Equipment. Firestone Wilderness. Dotw208ipt187, P23570r16 104 S. Consumer Stated At Highway Speed The Right Rear Tire Exploded. Cause Is Unknown. *nlm On Same Day, Another Tire Had Tread Separation. Weather Was Clear. The Road Was Dry. Tread Remaining On Each Tire Was 7/32″. *tt

Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1769VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DENTON, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19970813. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BANKSTON FORD OF FRISCO . DEALER’S CITY: FRISCO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 75034 .

Sept 15, 2002

Sidewall Seperating From Tread. Could See Steel Cords On Both Front Tires. Dt

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1726VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20980901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 03, 2001

Goodyear Tire Had Low Pressure, Causing Them To Blowout. In Addition, Consumer Replaced Wheels:cap/cover/hub, And Exhaust System.*ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in UNIONVILLE, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Consumer States The Exhaust Is Located At The Right Side, Causing The Tires To Overheat And Blow Up. In July Firestone Wilderness Ht Size 23570r16 Dot W2081pt Were Replaced By Goodyear ,and Problem Still Recurring. Dealer Stated Nothing Was Wrong With The Exhaust Pipe. Consumer Indicated That Firestone Diagnosis Was That Tire Blew Up Due To Overheating. *ak

Mileage was 81000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DELAND, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 20, 2003

The Passenger Rear Tire Keeps Going Flat. Cause Is Unkwown. *ak

FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DELAND, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

While Driving, The Vehicle Started To Vibrate, It Was Discovered The Tread Had Separated From The Tire. The Consumer Replaced All Four Tires. The Other Three Tires Also Contained Cracks At The Same Placed Where The Tread Separated. *ak *jb

Mileage was 29153 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDX1769VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SENOIA, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PRIVATE OWNER .

July 25, 2003

I Have A ford F150 1997 With Bridgestone, Dueler H/t Tires, Size P245/70/r16 106s, Dot Enmt Cbf 1900 19905d689p2.my Husband Was Traveling Home From Work Today On The Interstate At 65 Mph When The Right Front Tire Unexplicably Seperated Without Warning. Luckily My Husband Was Not Hurt. There Was Damaged Caused To The Truck’s Wheel Well And Fender.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 74545 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000514. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FAMILY MOTORS . DEALER’S CITY: VIRGINIA BEACH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VA.

Aug 29, 2003

While Driving At 70 Mph Right Front Tire Tread Separated. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1724VN. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in BATON ROUGE, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

General Ameri 550 As Tire Blew Out 18 Aug On 1997 ford f-150 Rear Passenger Side On Open Road At Roughly 22,500 Mile. Second Tire Blew Out Yesterday, 19 Sept., On Open Road At Roughly 23,820 Miles On Same Truck And Same Rear Passenger Location. Third Tire Used As Replacement For Blown Tire Found To Have Bulge Approximately 50 Miles After 2d Blowout. Again, Same Wheel Location On Same Truck. Tires Are All General Tire Ameri 550 As And Original Tires On Truck. Truck Now Has 23,921 Total Miles. Truck Had No Load When Tires Blew. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 23820 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1GKEG25K4K7. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970617. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CHAPPARAL FORD .

Oct 19, 2003

When Driving In Any Standing Water Tires Slid Without Warning. Dealer Agreed To Replace All Four Tires.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 70000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in LAKE CITY, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 12, 2003

While Driving 55 Mph Rear Passenger Side Tire Rubber Cap Came Off The Tire. Dealership Was Notified, But Did Not Resolve The Problem. Firestone. Wilderness, P235/70r16. *ak

Mileage was 75000 miles. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Mar 13, 2004

Consumer Experience Tire Blow Out While Driving. Nar 06/18/2003 *mr *cb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):9999. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in DOWNERS, IL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 04, 2003

Dt: The Rear End Is Making A Whining Noise. The Tires On The Vehicle Are Starting To Separate. The Tires Are Brand New Put On March 21, 2003. The Tires Are Ameritrac General, P255/70r16. The Consumer Can Not Locate The Number For The Tire Company. Therefore, He Cannot Contact Them. The Dealership States That He Will Have To Pay For The Diagnostic To Find Out What Is Wrong With The Rear End. The Consumer’s Mechanic States That The Bearings On The Rear End Are Bad Due To Bad Casing; It Will Not Align Itself Up With The Transmission. Also, Cruise Control Stopped Working At The Same Time That The Whining Started. The Mechanic States It Will Not Ground In Order To Make It Activate The Switch. Consumer Has Contacted ford, And Was Advised To Take The Vehicle In. When He Called To Take The Vehicle In He Was Told He Will Have To Pay For A Service That Should Have Been Done Before He Purchased The Vehicle. Consumer States That The Vehicle Has Been Sitting In Driveway For Six Months, Because It Is Unsafe To Drive. When Stepping On The Brakes There Is A Mushy Feeling, And The Front End Shakes And Shimmies.*ak

Mileage was 31000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX17L8VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in WAGONER, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 20030321. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: UNITED FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 280-6000 . DEALER’S CITY: TULSA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OK.

Sept 25, 2003

– While Driving The Tire Started Wobbling. The Weather Conditions At The Time Of The Failure Was Clear And Sunny. The Tire Disengaged, And The Contact Came To A Stop. The Tire Was New, And Only Been Driven 15 Miles. The Tire Always Tears Between The Bead And Sidewall. *ak Updated 04/05/07

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 15 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTDF1829VK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in RICHLAND SPRINGS, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 19990517. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD F-150 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD F-150 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PRIVATE OWNER .

Dec 19, 2006

The Contact Owns A 1997 ford f-150. The Vehicle Has Chaparral Ap Tires, Size Lt265/75r16. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Was Shaking Severely. The Dealer Attempted To Balance The Tires, But Was Unsuccessful. The Vehicle Was Taken To Another Dealer And They Stated That The Tires Were Out Of Round. The Contact Was Referred To A Third Dealer And They Loaded Down The Tires With Wheel Weight. The Manufacturer Referred Him To Another Dealer And They Stated That There Was A Serious Defect With The Tire. The Failure Mileage Was 124,000. Updated 11-25-08 *bf Updated 11/26/08*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 124000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FTEX18LXVK. FORD F-150 1997 problem was reported in GENOA, NE. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 10, 2008

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